VA-leased facilities in jeopardy of closing

Apr 11, 2013 Full story: American Legion Magazine 19

The American Legion is imploring Congress to continue funding and operating 15 Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinics and other facilities with leases that are soon due to expire.

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Gitano

Miami, FL

#1 Apr 12, 2013
Congress couldn't give a damn about veterans, empty words with symbolic flag draping and flag pins don't fool veterans.

GOP has constantly cut VA funds while giving more to the bloated Pentagon war contracts with their kickbacks and favors.

Problem is Dems are weak and impotent punks thus VA benefits are often cut ,90% of these current Dems should be replaced with new Dems starting with Reid , too bad "wishy washy flip flop" Obama can't be replaced ASAP by Hillary.
Gitano

Miami, FL

#2 Apr 12, 2013
Marco Rubio see's nothing wrong with VA cuts but don't you dare even mention cutting the tens of millions that go yearly to assorted Miami based "Cuba libre" funds.

Funds which have ONLY served to line pockets of the Miami political MAFIA's friends.

With "patriots" like these who needs enemies.
HairyGuy

Anaheim, CA

#3 Apr 13, 2013
Gitano,

I've noted from my perspective of a Veteran that this country loves soldiers but seems to undermine the Vets after they have given their life as a blank check to be cashed in at anytime while on active duty.

Big hype to label us verbally heroes etc...
especaiily after the disrespect Vietnam Vets received after returning "back to the world".

There was some improvement in the later conflicts but still when the need for medical, psych or any other assistance is sought after from the Veterans Administration you have to fight a serious battle to be your own advocate.

I really give heavy duty Kudos to Veterans Advocates Groups such as the American Legion, DAV, and others....

Thanks for the Topic.

HG

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#4 Apr 13, 2013
HairyGuy wrote:
Gitano,
I've noted from my perspective of a Veteran that this country loves soldiers but seems to undermine the Vets after they have given their life as a blank check to be cashed in at anytime while on active duty.
Big hype to label us verbally heroes etc...
especaiily after the disrespect Vietnam Vets received after returning "back to the world".
There was some improvement in the later conflicts but still when the need for medical, psych or any other assistance is sought after from the Veterans Administration you have to fight a serious battle to be your own advocate.
I really give heavy duty Kudos to Veterans Advocates Groups such as the American Legion, DAV, and others....
Thanks for the Topic.
HG
So true my step father served in the Vietnam war and I see that veterans are treated poorly its ridiculous. My stepdad fought in the battlefield and still there's no credit or recognition he lost most or all of his friends in that war smh. It's truly sad, I see young folks trying to join and I shake my head because often times the rookies are the first to go, if they do comeback they are not getting what is owe to them.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#5 Apr 13, 2013
Gitano wrote:
Congress couldn't give a damn about veterans, empty words with symbolic flag draping and flag pins don't fool veterans.
GOP has constantly cut VA funds while giving more to the bloated Pentagon war contracts with their kickbacks and favors.
Problem is Dems are weak and impotent punks thus VA benefits are often cut ,90% of these current Dems should be replaced with new Dems starting with Reid , too bad "wishy washy flip flop" Obama can't be replaced ASAP by Hillary.
Good topic Gitano.
Gitano

Miami, FL

#6 Apr 14, 2013
After WW2 whether Korean war , Vietnam , countless altercations , Iraq and Afghanistan , BOTH political parties talk a good talk but in practise they care more about their pay raises than vets who lost ligaments.

Lots of symbolic flag draping and cute little flag pins is what they are all about.

I imagine the Vietnam vets got it the worse, the movie Born on the 4th of July is a great movie and true story.

We throw billions away in corrupt gvmts like Iraq and Afghanistan while making more and more cut backs for Veterans.

America has a war than forgets about the vets from the last war, like it never happened.

For awhile Iraq and Afghanistan vets who needed reconstructive plastic surgery, special disabilty 'care/aid" were getting it but even that changed and they have to fight for everything.

I am a Dem but the media has completely given Obama a free pass for what they tore Bush to shreds over.
Gitano

Miami, FL

#7 Apr 14, 2013
HairyGuy,
If you had a registered account I would PM you and not just to send you naked pictures of myself.
HairyGuy wrote:
Gitano,
I've noted from my perspective of a Veteran that this country loves soldiers but seems to undermine the Vets after they have given their life as a blank check to be cashed in at anytime while on active duty.
Big hype to label us verbally heroes etc...
especaiily after the disrespect Vietnam Vets received after returning "back to the world".
There was some improvement in the later conflicts but still when the need for medical, psych or any other assistance is sought after from the Veterans Administration you have to fight a serious battle to be your own advocate.
I really give heavy duty Kudos to Veterans Advocates Groups such as the American Legion, DAV, and others....
Thanks for the Topic.
HG
Thiefy McBackstabb

Tyler, TX

#8 Apr 14, 2013
So whats the problem? You people act like Bill Clinton is still in office. I understand the issue your having. You like to vote republican because it just feels good then you turn to a democrat to fix it.But Obama not doing that. No Obama is allowing the republicans to engage their policies. No I thinks its high time you who voted for republicans can live under a true republican policy. As a union member I have informed my bargaining unit Im through fighting for non union republican voting folks just to keep what I have. No Im stepping back disengaging and watching you folks, veterans and all fall flat and starving to death. The moral of this story is if the shoe fits wear it.....lol
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#9 Apr 14, 2013
Thiefy McBackstabb wrote:
So whats the problem? You people act like Bill Clinton is still in office. I understand the issue your having. You like to vote republican because it just feels good then you turn to a democrat to fix it.But Obama not doing that. No Obama is allowing the republicans to engage their policies. No I thinks its high time you who voted for republicans can live under a true republican policy. As a union member I have informed my bargaining unit Im through fighting for non union republican voting folks just to keep what I have. No Im stepping back disengaging and watching you folks, veterans and all fall flat and starving to death. The moral of this story is if the shoe fits wear it.....lol
...and your union gives money to, Republicans or Democrats?
HairyGuy

Anaheim, CA

#10 Apr 16, 2013
mysterysilence wrote:
<quoted text> So true my step father served in the Vietnam war and I see that veterans are treated poorly its ridiculous. My stepdad fought in the battlefield and still there's no credit or recognition he lost most or all of his friends in that war smh. It's truly sad, I see young folks trying to join and I shake my head because often times the rookies are the first to go, if they do comeback they are not getting what is owe to them.
mysterysilence,
Thanks for your feedback. I hope your stepdad is doing well.

All Wars are terrible!!!
Those whom say otherwise never have been in one.

The Vietnam "Conflict" as they termed back then it was a lot more hands on than others since.
The fact that it was also NOT a totally volunteer military added to the issues.

Back then they had a draft on the Selective Service and many whom did not wish to participate either when to Canada or were deemed "draft dodgers".

The Military Industrial Complex is very lucrative to certain persons and logically does NOT prosper in Peacetime.

Peace,

HG

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#11 Apr 17, 2013
HairyGuy wrote:
<quoted text>
mysterysilence,
Thanks for your feedback. I hope your stepdad is doing well.
All Wars are terrible!!!
Those whom say otherwise never have been in one.
The Vietnam "Conflict" as they termed back then it was a lot more hands on than others since.
The fact that it was also NOT a totally volunteer military added to the issues.
Back then they had a draft on the Selective Service and many whom did not wish to participate either when to Canada or were deemed "draft dodgers".
The Military Industrial Complex is very lucrative to certain persons and logically does NOT prosper in Peacetime.
Peace,
HG
No problem, and I want to say thank you for fighting for this country!!!! And may God Bless you for it. My step dad is ok, good benefits definitely doesn't compensate what he's lost but he made it to live another day and that in itself is a blessing. My Stepdad has many stories horrid ones. May God Bless those that put their life on the line.

Peace and Blessings

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#12 Apr 19, 2013
God bless all our troops,and those who have served in time of war.

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#13 Apr 19, 2013
(my mom's father)

My grandpa is a Vietman War veteran (Navy).Lost friends and some of his cousins who were in the Army fighting on the front lines.

(My mom's mother)
My grandma lost a brother in the Vietman war.He was only 22 yrs old,was in the Army.

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#14 Apr 19, 2013
My father served in the Navy.Is an Iraq war veteran

Operation Desert storm

Operation Desert Shield

Operation Iraqi Freedom

He retired after 20 years with the Navy
HairyGuy

Anaheim, CA

#15 Apr 20, 2013
mysterysilence wrote:
<quoted text> No problem, and I want to say thank you for fighting for this country!!!! And may God Bless you for it. My step dad is ok, good benefits definitely doesn't compensate what he's lost but he made it to live another day and that in itself is a blessing. My Stepdad has many stories horrid ones. May God Bless those that put their life on the line.
Peace and Blessings
"mysterysilence",

You're welcome.
I was a very young man back then.

In my humble opinion is crucial that your stepdad has a support system with comrades and persons whom can relate to him.

There are many differet Vet. organizations out there all over this country.

He can look for one that he feels comfortable with, that is if he needs closure.

There are many Vets that still after all these years still have PTSD.

Peace be with you & yours.

HG

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5zf7h_princ...
HairyGuy

Anaheim, CA

#16 Apr 21, 2013
Nubeluz wrote:
My father served in the Navy.Is an Iraq war veteran
Operation Desert storm
Operation Desert Shield
Operation Iraqi Freedom
He retired after 20 years with the Navy
Nubeluz,

Hola... Regards to your father.

Tell the Chief that a fellow "squid" sends his regards.

HG
----------
"Brothers In Arms" .

by Dire Straits.

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#17 May 5, 2013
HairyGuy wrote:
<quoted text>
Nubeluz,
Hola... Regards to your father.
Tell the Chief that a fellow "squid" sends his regards.
HG
----------
"Brothers In Arms" .
by Dire Straits.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Wu4oy1IRTh8XX
Thanks, HG

My father sends regards as well.The Navy is the elite of the armed forces.Growing up,I remember hearing my father,his friends,and fellow shipmates refer to each other as "squids".

Navy: Never again volunteer yourself.

Army: Aint ready to be marines yet.
HairyGuy

Anaheim, CA

#18 May 9, 2013
Nubeluz wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks, HG
My father sends regards as well.The Navy is the elite of the armed forces.Growing up,I remember hearing my father,his friends,and fellow shipmates refer to each other as "squids".
Navy: Never again volunteer yourself.
Army: Aint ready to be marines yet.
Nubeluz,

Thank you.

I enjoyed your post.

In fact, I am always pleased to read your feedbacks, comments and expression of musical taste.
Persons as yourself add grace, intelligence and a sense of community to this Forum.

Below is an anthem we Vets relate to :

"Brothers In Arms"
by Dire Straits.



Peace be with you & yours, always.

HG

Since: Oct 12

West Islip, NY

#19 May 9, 2013
Thanks for your service HairyGuy!

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